Strong Start is a program that offers today’s families an opportunity to provide their young children with problem-solving skills and the social skills that will help them successfully manage in school or within the community.
Strong Start programs are accessible in Nelson and Crawford Bay.
Strong Start is a free early learning program for pre-school children 0–5 years old and their parents, grandparents or caregivers.
Update Fall, 2021: Happy Fall!
We are pleased to announce StrongStart will be back Face to Face starting in October.
Crawford Bay will be starting October 4 and Nelson locations will be starting October 12. Times have changed and 1 site location/day change for Nelson.
KKS and SD8 worked together to ensure all the COVID-19 safety protocols are in place. There will be a daily health check that is required to be completed before attending for the day. It will be on the Facebook groups for both Crawford Bay and Nelson. PLEASE do not come if you or your child/children are sick.
We utilize British Columbia’s Early Learning Framework to guide and support Strong Start Facilitators in providing rich early learning experiences for young children.
To register, please got to the SD8 Kootenay Lake website and fill in the new online registration, or drop in during the program time and speak to the facilitator for more options when you arrive.
Come to enjoy gym time, free play, circle time with songs, stories and crafts provided during each session. During COVID, there will be no coffee or tea offered, please bring your own. Snack will be a prepackaged on offered at the end of the program, upon leaving.
Strong Start Nelson
Monday – Friday
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monday: Redfish Elementary
Tuesday: Blewett Elementary *NEW
Wednesday: Rosemont Elementary
Thursday: Rosemont Elementary *NEW
Friday: Hume Elementary
Nelson, British Columbia